“We help out at school events, run the Second-hand Uniform Shop, host fundraising events, and provide a forum for the parent voice. Many of our members enjoy being part of the PTA as they get to meet new people, find out about what is happening at the College across all year levels and have the opportunity to contribute.”
The St Andrew’s College Parent-Teacher Association promotes and nurtures friendships within the school community and provides parents with a forum for discussion and an avenue for participation in College activities.
The PTA assists with school events and runs several fundraising projects to support selected activities in the school, including operating the Second-hand Uniform Shop. The monthly PTA meetings are the best place to get the newest information about what is going on in the Preparatory School and the Secondary School, and is also a good place for general questions and discussions.
In 1933 Mr A L Cropp presided over the inaugural meeting. The PTA have a long history of working with other community groups in support of the College. In 1943 they joined forces with the Old Boys Association to support the build of a Memorial Chapel and in 1950 assisted in building the boarders’ recreational hall. They were involved with the build of the Pipe Band room (1957) and Jubilee Hall (1966). In 1999 they completely restructured their constitution to make a more inclusive, issue-focused and thought provoking forum.
Today the PTA continues to support the College. In 2018, the PTA donated $16,500 to the new Green Library and Innovation Centre, which was put towards new robotics equipment and the purchase of a laser cutter. The PTA also donated $50,000 towards a student waiting shelter and $1700 towards the purchasing of set-up equipment for new a skateboard making group.
To contact the PTA please email StACPTA@stac.school.nz.